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Course # 66291 • Diabetes and Depression

Overview

The affects of diabetes can be staggering. In addition to well-known complications related to cardiovascular health, kidney function, and cerebrovascular accidents, diabetes has been shown to impact mental health as well. In susceptible individuals, diabetes can trigger and/or exacerbate the severity of depression. Furthermore, depression has been shown to precipitate the onset of diabetes. In patients with diabetes, one cannot be effectively managed without taking into consideration the other. It is vital for psychologists to have a clear understanding of how these two highly prevalent conditions interact and impact patient health.

Education Category: Psychiatric / Mental Health

Release Date: 12/01/2016

Expiration Date: 11/30/2019

Audience

This introductory course is designed for all psychologists with a desire to better understand the mental health issues facing a person with diabetes.

Accreditations/Approvals

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

Designations of Credit

NetCE designates this continuing education activity for 3 credit(s).

Course Objective

The purpose of this course is to provide psychologists with the information necessary to identify depression in patients with diabetes and to intervene to improve these patients' quality of life.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss the epidemiology and diagnosis of diabetes.
  2. Evaluate the pathophysiology of depression and identify types that can impact patients with diabetes.
  3. Analyze tools available to screen for depression in patients with diabetes.
  4. Identify treatment options for clinical depression in diabetic patients.
  5. State the educational needs for individuals with diabetes complicated by depression.

Faculty

Diane Thompson, RN, MSN, CDE, CLNC, has an extensive history in nursing and nursing education. She possesses a strong background in diabetes and cardiac care, starting her professional career at the cardiac care area of the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Ms. Thompson took the knowledge and experience she learned from the Cleveland Clinic and transferred it into the home health arena in rural Ohio, after which she moved to Florida and obtained further knowledge while working as a PRN nurse in all areas, including medical/surgical, intensive care, emergency, critical care, and cardiology. With a desire to have a specific area to concentrate her profession, Ms. Thompson accepted a position as a pneumonia case manager, which led into a diabetes case manager career.

Ms. Thompson has been employed in diabetes care since 2001, when she was hired as a diabetes case manager. After the completion of 1000 hours of education to diabetes patients, Ms. Thompson earned her certification as a diabetes educator in 2003. Since 2006, Ms. Thompson has been the Director of Diabetes Healthways at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. As the director of the diabetes center, Ms. Thompson is responsible for the hospital diabetes clinicians, hospital wound care clinicians, and out-patient education program. Ms. Thompson has also lectured at the local, state, and national level regarding diabetes and the hospital management of hyperglycemia. Ms. Thompson is a member of the ADA, AADE, Florida Nurses Association, and the National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants.

Ms. Thompson acknowledges her family as her greatest accomplishment. She is a wife of 26 years and a mother of a daughter and son, of which she is very proud. Ms. Thompson credits her husband for the support needed to see a goal and achieve it. He has been by her side through nursing school and completion of her Bachelor's degree and Master's degree, which she was awarded in 2015 from Jacksonville University in Florida.

Faculty Disclosure

Contributing faculty, Diane Thompson, RN, MSN, CDE, CLNC, has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

Division Planner

James Trent, PhD

Division Planner Disclosure

The division planner has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

About the Sponsor

The purpose of NetCE is to provide challenging curricula to assist healthcare professionals to raise their levels of expertise while fulfilling their continuing education requirements, thereby improving the quality of healthcare.

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Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of NetCE not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

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